Mondaq Canada: Corporate/Commercial Law
Babin Bessner Spry LLP
In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the court found that a corporation without share capital, apparently incorporated for the purpose of commencing the litigation,
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Panel denied both requests.
Torys LLP
Increases in U.S. production coupled with increased costs and regulatory uncertainty in Canada have contributed to a general investment decline in Canada's oil and gas sector since the highs of 2014.
Torys LLP
The Canadian M&A markets have remained active in 2018, with private equity investors taking advantage of strong market conditions
Torys LLP
On October 1, the Delaware Court of Chancery concluded that German healthcare company Fresenius SE was not required to close its acquisition of Akorn, Inc.
Torys LLP
These crises have the potential to affect so many dimensions of business - its bottom line, reputation, morale, productivity and the strategic direction and prospects of a company.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
While overall year-to-date 2018 deal value has been propped up by a small number of megadeals, there has been considerable deal volume in transactions under C$100-million.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
To that end, shareholder activists have developed a variety of M&A-related strategies.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On October 1, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery released its decision in Akorn, Inc. v. Fresenius Kabi AG, finding for the first time that a buyer had properly terminated ...
Crawley Mackewn Brush LLP
When Is "Close" Close Enough? Assessing The Availability Of The Family, Friends And Business Associates Prospectus Exemption
McMillan LLP
On October 10, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") published CSA Staff Notice 51-357 Staff Review of Reporting Issuers in the Cannabis Industry (the "CSA Notice 51-357"), which summarizes a review of 70 reporting issuers' ...
Bennett Jones LLP
On September 6, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a Notice and Request for Comment (the "Notice") regarding Proposed National Instrument 52-112 Non-GAAP ...
Langlois lawyers, LLP
In our previous bulletins on the duties and responsibilities of directors we looked at the extent of these obligations ...
Goodmans LLP
On September 11, 2018, the SEC announced its settlement of enforcement actions against two issuers engaging in the offer and sale of cryptocurrencies where, for the first time, the firms and their control persons ...
Bennett Jones LLP
In a recent decision, Rosas v Toca, 2018 BCCA 191 [Rosas], the British Columbia Court of Appeal turned sharply away from traditional contract law principles by holding that parties may modify...
Torys LLP
Can the confidentiality protections under the Securities Act (Act) shield evidence from disclosure in freedom of information requests?
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The authors argue that confidentiality agreements and fiduciary duties can be used to help mitigate the foregoing risks.
Cassels Brock
In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Royal Bank of Canada v. Everest Group Inc.1, the Court rejected a novel and creative franchise-related argument ...
Cassels Brock
A recent lower court decision in Manitoba (found here) provides further guidance in determining whether a business arrangement ...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Ontario Securities Commission recently entered into an enhanced multilateral memorandum of understanding (EMMoU) with the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Atos IT Solutions v Sapient Canada Inc., the Court confirmed that the "minimum performance principle" places a common law limit on expectation damages for breach of contract.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
A key concept in Canadian tax law is the idea of tax integration.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
Directors are jointly and severally liable for some of the tax debts of the corporation of which they are a director.
McCague Borlack LLP
In English v Manulife Corporation, 2018 ONSC 5135, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered the legal question of whether an employee who has resigned by way of a notice of retirement ...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently issued a request for comment on proposed National Instrument 52-112 Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure (Proposed Instrument)
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On July 26, 2018, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) proposed amendments to its Dealer Member Rules that would prohibit Dealer Members ...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Our series on directors' and officers' duties begins with this post on some basic principles of Canadian corporate law, including fiduciary duty and the duty of care.
Bennett Jones LLP
On September 5, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in Lavender v Miller Bernstein LLP,1 overturning a summary judgment ruling that imposed significant liability on an auditor
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
The case involved 551928 Manitoba Ltd. ("the Corporation"), which hired accountants to estimate its full capital dividend account balance.
Rogers Partners LLP
In Yaiguaje v. Chevron Canada Corporation, 2018 ONCA 472, the Ontario Court of Appeal significantly restricted the court's ability to "pierce the corporate veil".
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